Intel Core i3-10100F vs Intel Core i9-9900K

Comparative analysis of Intel Core i3-10100F and Intel Core i9-9900K processors for all known characteristics in the following categories: Essentials, Performance, Memory, Compatibility, Peripherals, Security & Reliability, Advanced Technologies, Virtualization, Graphics, Graphics interfaces, Graphics image quality, Graphics API support. Benchmark processor performance analysis: PassMark - Single thread mark, PassMark - CPU mark, 3DMark Fire Strike - Physics Score, Geekbench 4 - Single Core, Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core, CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Face Detection (mPixels/s), CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Ocean Surface Simulation (Frames/s), CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - T-Rex (Frames/s), CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Video Composition (Frames/s), CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Bitcoin Mining (mHash/s), GFXBench 4.0 - Car Chase Offscreen (Frames), GFXBench 4.0 - Manhattan (Frames), GFXBench 4.0 - T-Rex (Frames), GFXBench 4.0 - Car Chase Offscreen (Fps), GFXBench 4.0 - Manhattan (Fps), GFXBench 4.0 - T-Rex (Fps).

 

Differences

Reasons to consider the Intel Core i3-10100F

  • Around 46% lower typical power consumption: 65 Watt vs 95 Watt
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 65 Watt vs 95 Watt

Reasons to consider the Intel Core i9-9900K

  • Processor is unlocked, an unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
  • 4 more cores, run more applications at once: 8 vs 4
  • 8 more threads: 16 vs 8
  • Around 16% higher clock speed: 5.00 GHz vs 4.30 GHz
  • 2x more L1 cache, more data can be stored in the L1 cache for quick access later
  • 2x more L2 cache, more data can be stored in the L2 cache for quick access later
  • 2.7x more L3 cache, more data can be stored in the L3 cache for quick access later
  • Around 14% better performance in PassMark - Single thread mark: 2975 vs 2609
  • 2.2x better performance in PassMark - CPU mark: 18864 vs 8730
  • 2.2x better performance in 3DMark Fire Strike - Physics Score: 10969 vs 4883
Specifications (specs)
Unlocked Unlocked vs Locked
Number of cores 8 vs 4
Number of threads 16 vs 8
Maximum frequency 5.00 GHz vs 4.30 GHz
L1 cache 64K (per core) vs 256 KB
L2 cache 256K (per core) vs 1 MB
L3 cache 16 MB (shared) vs 6 MB
Benchmarks
PassMark - Single thread mark 2975 vs 2609
PassMark - CPU mark 18864 vs 8730
3DMark Fire Strike - Physics Score 10969 vs 4883

Compare benchmarks

CPU 1: Intel Core i3-10100F
CPU 2: Intel Core i9-9900K

PassMark - Single thread mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
2609
2975
PassMark - CPU mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
8730
18864
3DMark Fire Strike - Physics Score
CPU 1
CPU 2
4883
10969
Name Intel Core i3-10100F Intel Core i9-9900K
PassMark - Single thread mark 2609 2975
PassMark - CPU mark 8730 18864
3DMark Fire Strike - Physics Score 4883 10969
Geekbench 4 - Single Core 1336
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core 8781
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Face Detection (mPixels/s) 12.968
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Ocean Surface Simulation (Frames/s) 202.925
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - T-Rex (Frames/s) 1.504
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Video Composition (Frames/s) 6.779
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Bitcoin Mining (mHash/s) 17.406
GFXBench 4.0 - Car Chase Offscreen (Frames) 2165
GFXBench 4.0 - Manhattan (Frames) 4003
GFXBench 4.0 - T-Rex (Frames) 6679
GFXBench 4.0 - Car Chase Offscreen (Fps) 2165
GFXBench 4.0 - Manhattan (Fps) 4003
GFXBench 4.0 - T-Rex (Fps) 6679

Compare specifications (specs)

Intel Core i3-10100F Intel Core i9-9900K

Essentials

Architecture codename Comet Lake Coffee Lake
Launch date Q4'20 October 2018
Launch price (MSRP) $79 - $97
Place in performance rating 313 323
Processor Number i3-10100F i9-9900K
Series 10th Generation Intel Core i3 Processors 9th Generation Intel® Core™ i9 Processors
Status Launched Launched
Vertical segment Desktop Desktop
Price now $909
Value for money (0-100) 6.63

Performance

64 bit support
Base frequency 3.60 GHz 3.60 GHz
Bus Speed 8 GT/s 8 GT/s DMI3
L1 cache 256 KB 64K (per core)
L2 cache 1 MB 256K (per core)
L3 cache 6 MB 16 MB (shared)
Manufacturing process technology 14 nm 14 nm
Maximum core temperature 100°C 100°C
Maximum frequency 4.30 GHz 5.00 GHz
Number of cores 4 8
Number of threads 8 16
Maximum case temperature (TCase) 72 °C
Unlocked

Memory

Max memory channels 2 2
Maximum memory bandwidth 41.6 GB/s 41.6 GB/s
Maximum memory size 128 GB 128 GB
Supported memory types DDR4-2666 DDR4-2666

Compatibility

Max number of CPUs in a configuration 1 1
Package Size 37.5mm x 37.5mm 37.5mm x 37.5mm
Sockets supported FCLGA1200 FCLGA1151
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 65 Watt 95 Watt
Thermal Solution PCG 2015C PCG 2015D (130W)

Peripherals

Max number of PCIe lanes 16 16
PCI Express revision 3.0 3.0
PCIe configurations Up to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 Up to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
Scalability 1S Only 1S Only

Security & Reliability

Execute Disable Bit (EDB)
Intel® Identity Protection technology
Intel® OS Guard
Intel® Secure Key technology
Intel® Software Guard Extensions (Intel® SGX)
Intel® Trusted Execution technology (TXT)
Secure Boot
Intel® Memory Protection Extensions (Intel® MPX)

Advanced Technologies

Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® technology
Idle States
Instruction set extensions Intel SSE4.1, Intel SSE4.2, Intel AVX2 Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
Intel 64
Intel® AES New Instructions
Intel® Hyper-Threading technology
Intel® Optane™ Memory Supported
Intel® Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel® Thermal Velocity Boost
Intel® Turbo Boost technology
Thermal Monitoring
Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX)
Intel® TSX-NI
Intel® vPro™ Platform Eligibility

Virtualization

Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT-x)
Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d)
Intel® VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)

Graphics

Device ID 0x3E98
Graphics base frequency 350 MHz
Graphics max dynamic frequency 1.20 GHz
Intel® Clear Video HD technology
Intel® Clear Video technology
Intel® InTru™ 3D technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video
Max video memory 64 GB
Processor graphics Intel® UHD Graphics 630

Graphics interfaces

Number of displays supported 3

Graphics image quality

4K resolution support
Max resolution over DisplayPort 4096x2304@60Hz
Max resolution over eDP 4096x2304@60Hz
Max resolution over HDMI 1.4 4096x2304@24Hz

Graphics API support

DirectX 12
OpenGL 4.5